Okay, it's my first week with the 2016 goals and objectives. Hup, hup, hup.
Goal 1. Adhere to Goals and Objectives: I did lay out 3 things I need to focus on this month. And here I am, continuing with the weekly check of goals. Well, done, Gail!
Goal 2. Prepare Mummy Hunters for Submission: Oh, man, did I ever hammer away on this one. Last Saturday, New Year's Day, in case anyone has forgotten, I finished the second draft, which was very gratifying because the last few chapters of the first draft were dreadful. Barely there, to be honest. I also completed revising what I call the paper draft, meaning I printed out the entire manuscript and revised that. I've started work on the synopsis. And, yes, every awful thing you've heard about synopses is true. And you've heard nothing good about them.
Goal 3. Generate New Short Work/Programs: I got a start on the Writing Strategies program for the beginning of March. The confirmation letter and invoice are sitting on a counter, ready to be mailed.
Goal 5. Community Building/General Marketing/Branding: Four blog posts since Sunday, two of them promoted in a number of places. I've also finished one and three-quarters of the five books I need to read for the Cybils.
This week I hit four of the six goals I have for this year. January is always a good month.